Two Guttenberg families were each pleasantly surprised with a $1,000 check from a Secret Santa, presented by members of the local council. Sponsored content.
“We’re looking for someone to give a donation, a family, to change their holidays,” Councilman Wayne Zitt told a father of two on 68th Street last night as they were about to head to dinner.
“And Mrs. [Councilwoman Donna] Florio felt that you were worthy of it, you would make sure the money is well spent and will make your holiday a lot more … happier.”
Zitt then presented the $1,000 check to the shocked dad, who appeared to be stunned by the news.
“Give a hug to everybody,” he told his young son Marvin, who is a special needs student, who was happy to embrace Florio, Zitt and Councilman John Habermann.
“Thank you very much. I don’t know what to say,” the father began.
” … This is a real, real blessing. Thank you very much, I wasn’t expecting something like this … it’s totally, it’s a surprise.”
Also last night, the three council members delivered a Secret Santa check to a family at a housing authority building right down the road at 400 68th St.
Zitt said that the Secret Santa is a local business member who participates in a number of charitable endeavors during the holiday season, but this individual prefers to remain anonymous.